A Copy Editor in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $54,045 per year. A skill in Copywriting is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,310 - $103,745
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MEDIAN: $54,044
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$22.93 - $32.00
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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Salary
$43,310 - $103,745  
   
Bonus
$1,700  
Total Pay (?
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$43,619 - $106,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$24.67  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,700  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,619 - $106,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Experience Affects Copy Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Copy Editor Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 14%

writing
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Proofreading
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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